Former Penn State football All-American Matt Millen is in the battle of his life as he fights a rare heart disease called amyloidosis. In April, Mark Wogenrich of mcall.com wrote a piece on Millen that brought his condition to light. Millen who now works for the Big Ten Network is in need of a heart transplant. Lisa Byington wrote a touching column on her colleague and also sat down with him for the video.
"Every man is going to die, but not every man lives." -- Matt Millen
My admiration for him has grown while watching him fight against a deadly disease. This blog recounts some of that journey, which we will share Sat. on the pregame show @BigTenNetwork https://t.co/cFDc7ig0dj pic.twitter.com/HDq4smpMzS
— Lisa Byington (@LisaByington) September 7, 2018
Ever the warrior, Millen has maintained a positive outlook in the face of a horrible disease.
I'm not worried about dying. That'll take care of itself. Let's get the living part done. So I'm living it."
Millen was Penn State's honorary captain for their opener against Appalachian State on September 1. He was also in the booth as the color commentator for Penn State's thrilling opening day comeback victory.
On behalf of Penn State fans everywhere, we wish Matt Millen the best.